Originally Posted by slaveunit
Yeah it didnt do anything. Like you were asking I even selected the EDID and pushed every button... Also thanks to everyone who replied about the deep sleep mode. I think the rep might be full of it on this one.
Why is that? Is it because you like to bitch about them not giving you to access to the service menus?
Almost no manufacturer freely gives out the information to gain access to service menus, because they do not want common people messing around in there. Most cases of where you find out about how to get into a service menu, were/is not something that a manufacturer freely endorsed or supplied that info for use by the general public.
Even the link you provided at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EDID
clearly shows that the EDID mode is probably only something for a connection with a PC as it states that is how it would communicate with a video card in a PC. Which is also a reason why it probably goes into a sleep mode real easy when there is no input on the RGB. And in fact, you only quoted just a small part of the info from there, that you thought looked good to you. Instead of the main part of what it says about it.
"Extended display identification data (EDID) is a data structure provided by a computer display to describe its capabilities to a graphics card. It is what enables a modern personal computer to know what kind of monitor is connected. EDID is defined by a standard published by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The EDID includes manufacturer name, product type, phosphor or filter type, timings supported by the display, display size, luminance data and (for digital displays only) pixel mapping data.
EDID structure 1.0 was defined in 1994; version 1.1 followed in 1996, then 1.2, and 1.3 in 2000. All these define upwards compatible 128 byte structures. EDID structure 2.0 defines a new 256-byte structure.
The channel for transmitting the EDID from the display to the graphics card is usually the I²C bus. The combination of EDID and I²C is called the display data channel version 2, or DDC2. The 2 distinguishes it from VESA's original DDC, which used a different serial format.
Before DDC and EDID were defined, there was no standard way for a graphics card to know what kind of display device it was connected to. Some VGA connectors in personal computers provided a basic form of identification by connecting one, two or three pins to ground, but this coding was not standardized.
The EDID is often stored in the monitor in a memory device called a serial PROM (programmable read-only memory) or EEPROM (electrically erasable PROM) that is compatible with the I²C bus.
Many software packages can read and display the EDID information, such as Powerstrip for Microsoft Windows and XFree86 for Linux, which will output the EDID to the log if verbose logging is on (startx -- -logverbose 5)."